Introducing the Joomla 4 Media Manager Features

The New Joomla 4 Media Features

Over the last year, we've talked a lot about the upcoming Joomla 4. If you missed any of those updates, you can check out the ultimate guide to Joomla 4.

The Joomla team has been working really hard and Joomla 4 is currently at the beta phase.

So, the stable version is still a way to go. But, because we get questions, we want to keep our readers informed about the progress of Joomla 4.

In this blog post, we'll take a look at the new Media Manager in Joomla 4.

This image gives you an overview of the main Media screen. On this screen, the main change is that the images are given more space. Using the + and - icons in the top-right corner, you can also adjust the size of the images and icons.

media overview

Improvement #1: Drag-and-drop image uploading

Drag-and-drop image uploading is available throughout Joomla 4. You can drag-and-drop images into the Media screen, into articles, and via the "Image" button in the text editor.

drop to upload

Improvement #2: Editing Tools

Each image in the Media area has a set of editing tools. You'll see them when you click on the three dots at the top right corner of any image:

08 three dots to click to open image edting tools

Once you click, you will see 6 buttons:

  • Preview item
  • Download item
  • Rename item
  • Edit item
  • Get a sharable link
  • Delete item

image edting tools

If you click the top "Preview" button, you'll see a small version of the image inside an overlay:

image preview

If you click the "Rename item" icon, you'll be able to rename the image:

rename image

If you click the pencil icon, you can change the image's properties. You can crop, resize, and rotate images using only the Joomla core:

image edting screen

Improvement #3: Image Information

Click on the small "i" icon in the top-right corner, and you can find all sorts of information about each image:

image info

More about the new media features

Remember that it is a long way to go before any of us will be using Joomla 4. But, if you want to find out more, here are some places to start:

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About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve has been involved with Joomla since 2006.